ESPN3 All Court Coverage (Australian Open 2011)

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  1. Bud

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  2. Fedace

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    WOW,,,this is great thing you are doing. Is this every court or just center court ? and isn't there a live court cam link in the aussie open site itself ?
     
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    Thanks, I can't take credit for it though :lol:

    Not sure about the live court cam link
     
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  4. Bud

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    Coverage is just beginning on ESPN (TV)
     
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  5. IvanAndreevich

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    Too bad we don't have this stuff in Canada.
     
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    In Canada you know coverage is on TSN2 now right?
     
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    Bud you are THE MAN! Thanks a lot! It works silky smooth (copyright: zoolander) :D I don't have to watch Sharapova! Gamonf and Sam FTW! :)

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    Also FYI ESPN3 is available on Xbox 360 as well, so you can watch it on your super sweet HDTV (like me :D)
     
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    This is by far the BEST quality live stream i have ever seen.
     
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    Something is really wrong with Maria's ball toss. Looks like 3.5 level amateur.. lol
     
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    Anyway to bypass the ESPN3 system if you don't live in the US? :(
     
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    There is a LIve video sign up on the aussie open website. It is under video and then live. It is Not available is US but it is same video cam. It maybe available for you in your country.

    http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/index.html
     
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    Afraid not, not even everyone in the US gets it depending on your ISP.
     
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    No dice.:(

    "Unfortunately you cannot subscribe to the live coverage due to licensing restrictions in your territory."
     
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  15. Legend of Borg

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    So this coverage is not available to any UK residents?

    Shame...
     
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  16. Semi-Pro

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    Yeah, ah well looks like I'll have to stick to the live streaming for a couple days, here in Canada most of the coverage begins tomorrow and its not always live during the first week.

    EDIT: Well it looks like us Canadians get live HD tennis just like the US!

    http://watch.tsn.ca/tennis/clip401667#clip401667

    Shame it isn't an ESPN stream though. :(
     
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    Wow this is beyond good. Seriously :) My wife is watching Maria and I am one happy man in front of my 24" screen :D

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  18. Legend of Borg

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    Must you rub it in for us UK residents?

    We're stuck with Andy Murray coverage. :)
     
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  19. bluetrain4

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    The ESPN3 coverage is the greatest thing ever. Just watched the end of first set of the Monfils-De Bakker match.

    Not only can I pick matches, but I can avoid lengthy non-tennis segments and commercials. Fantastic.
     
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  20. rodrigoamaral

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    great quality live feed video stream..
     
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    Well you guys get Wimbledon and RG live while we get it on tape delay every year thanks to NBC, so it evens out.
     
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  22. Legend of Borg

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    Ahh, but I've found a good ESPN link on Veetle so no worries. :wink:
     
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    What's the restriction on access? Do you have to be a U.S. cable subscriber? I have ESPN3, but I assume it's because I'm paying hand over fist for Comcast cable and internet.
     
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    Yeah from what I understand ESPN3 is restricted to only Verizon and Comcast subscribers, as well as college providers and military bases.

    http://espn.go.com/espn3/faq#4
     
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  25. Bud

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    You could try a proxy... Google Vidalia and Tor :)
     
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    Certain cable companies have agreements with ESPN... Comcast, Cox, etc. So, if you have an IP address from one of those companies you get it free.
     
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    Since Roddick is schedule to play next after Monfil's match, ESPN2 may cover his match(b/c he's an American:mad:) instead of Federer's match. Good thing we have ESPN3. :)
     
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    When does Rafa play a match?
     
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    Tomorrow for the top half of the draw.
     
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    do you know what time Rafa's match is tomorrow - evening or afternoon?
     
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    Damn it! You have spammed like 20 threads with this same freakin post. Be patient and check back on the official website in a few hours.
     
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  32. bad_call

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    kudos to ESPN. check out the php button after selecting a match to full screen.
     
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  33. Bud

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    Whoa there skippy :twisted:
     
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    You are right, I lost it there. It is just that I have seen that question asked in the last 10 threads I went to. I was beginning to wonder whether I was hallucinating.
     
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    Is anyone having some issues with the video quality? Maybe its because i only have dsl, but i always have 3 bars on the quality for espn3, and the small video size is too blocky from having too high a definition, but full screen is too blurry bcause it ain't 4 or 5 bars quality.

    I seriously wish they had a medium sized player.
     
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    What cpu do you have? Multi HD-streams are very cpu-power hungry...
     
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    Why is one of the commentator insist calling Federer's name as "FRederer"??
     
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    To heck with this ESPN player.

    I'm going with EuroSport.

    Close to home and dirt cheap.
     
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  39. Fee

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    channelsurfing.net and livescorehunter have decent quality streams as well.
     
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    It's not my cpu. its my suck ass bandwidth. I just wish there was a medium sized video player, not just small and full screen.
     
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    +1

    I am on Bright House Turbo (15Mbps) and it is going pretty good (3-4 signal strength in full screen mode, 4 matches)
     
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  42. WhiskeyEE

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    this blonde woman commentator is so awkward. on espn2 at least. i remember from i think the uso as well. no idea how she got her job. maybe it's her looks.
     
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  43. cork_screw

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    Unfortunately this does not work if you subscribe to Time Warner which 99.9999% of NYC'ers do. I think ESPN3 is open to comcast and maybe some other providers. But yes, you can pick your court that you wish to watch which is a good thing. A much better option than seeing Venus crushing someone when there's a 5th setter happening on a smaller court, just because she's an American and they need to air americans.
     
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  44. fedfan08

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    I don't have Verizon or Comcast and I get it. The list of providers is quite long, though not sure if every customer in every region/city with a certain provider gets access.

    http://espn.go.com/espn3/affList
     
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  45. tennisnoob3

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    actually, it does work for time warner, just not for cablevision. is time warner really that big in nyc? i always though cablevision/io had a good grasp on the nyc metro market.
     
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    I have Time Warner (California) and I have access to it, but first I have to go to Time Warner's website and set up an account, then use that account to access ESPN3. Haven't done it yet, been too lazy.

    Time Warner made a very big deal after its most recent negotiations with ESPN/ABC/Disney that they were adding ESPN3 access to their cable internet customers.
     
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  47. zapvor

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    pretty good but not showing court 18 where gulbis is111111111111
     
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    As someone else noted, more companies have agreements. I have AT&T, which works with ESPN3.


    Friendly tip: For households with multiple tennis fans, unless you have a fast enough internet service, two or more people using ESPN3 at once will cause significantly lowered stream quality. This may seem obvious, but some will overlook it.
     
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  50. Ronaldo

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    Thanks, see ESPN is covering Acapulco as well.
     
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